SCRS History

The Society for Clinical Research Sites was founded in 2012 in response to the growing need for an organization to represent the voice of research sites within the clinical research enterprise. Christine Pierre, the founder of SCRS and the Site Solutions Summits, was motivated to provide sites with resources, mentorship, and education opportunities through a member-based organization dedicated to providing sites with both a voice and community.



RxTrials hosts the inaugural Site Solutions Summit in Santa Fe, New Mexico, bringing together site stakeholders to discuss site issues and to identify best site practices in a non-competitive environment. 12 site executives attended.


During the 2nd Annual Site Solutions Summit, The Site Survey is conducted for the first time, providing site analytical information to the research community.


The Site Solutions Summit expands to include sponsors and CROs as attendees.


The sites present the first Site Solutions Summit Eagle Award to GlaxoSmithKline and Quintiles in recognition of their commitment to strong site relationships.


The Site Solutions Summit has 500 attendees.

The establishment of the Society for Clinical Research Sites is announced during the 7th annual Site Solutions Summit. Almost 300 members from 11 countries join SCRS in the first 3 months following the announcement.


Global Impact Partnership and Professional Development Partnership programs are unveiled, providing an opportunity for sponsors, CROs and professional solution providers to participate in leadership conversations with SCRS.


The SCRS Site Advocacy Group (SAG) Program is launched.

SCRS GCP Training is recognized by TransCelerate.


With the success of the Global Site Solutions Summit, the Society for Clinical Research Sites hosts the first Asia-Pac Site Solutions Summit in Australia and the European Site Solutions Summit in France.

The first Site Partnership Symposium is hosted at the Global Site Solutions Summit.


The Ambassador Program is developed to increase the awareness of the benefits of SCRS to the global site community. SCRS Country Ambassadors play pivotal roles in supporting the awareness, promotion and growth of SCRS within the region they represent. Country Ambassadors also keep SCRS informed of local issues that are or could impact sites such as governmental requests for comment, changing trends, and other issues affecting their region.


During a first-of-its-kind SCRS Ambassador Program Symposium held in London, England, National Institute for Health and Research Clinical Research Network (NIHR CRN) sites join the SCRS member site community.

The SCRS Diversity Program is launched.


The SCRS Oncology Program is launched.

The Site Patient Recruitment Innovation Award (SPRIA) comes to the European and Asia-Pac Site Solutions Summits.


Casey Orvin joins SCRS as Honorary President.

The inaugural Global Oncology Site Solutions Summit is held in Austin, TX.

SCRS partners with ACRP to provide member sites with access to GCP and Human Subject Protection Training.
Virtual/Decentralized Trial Training is added as a member benefit, in partnership with VirTrial.
The SCRS office relocates from Ellicott City to Hanover, MD to accommodate company growth.
A record 1000+ clinical research professionals attend the 2019 Global Site Solutions Summit.
The inaugural Christine K. Pierre Site Impact Award is introduced and awarded at the Global Summit.
The Digital Innovation Initiative is launched.


The SCRS Sites NOW program is launched for virtual networking, presentations and discussion on trending topics
SCRS Talks podcast is created to interview Global Impact Partners on news and trends impacting clinical research
COVID-19 Resource Guide is developed to help sites navigate swift changes happening in the industry due to the pandemic
The SCRS Diversity Site Assessment Tool (DSAT) is released for research sites to improve understanding of the needs of diverse patient populations in clinical trials
Medical Heroes Appreciathon


David Vulcano becomes SCRS Honorary President

SCRS Diversity Awareness Program launches complimentary webinar series for sites